VzBuzz reports that Laptop Magazine recently conducted a number of tests on the four major U.S. carriers' 4G networks. While not everything was rosy, when all was said and done Verizon came out on top:
Speedtest.net rated Verizonís average download speed for the five test cities tested more than 2.5 times faster than T-Mobile, more than 3 times faster than Sprint and more than 5.5 times faster than AT&T. Verizon average download rate in the five cities was 12.3Mbps with an average upload rate of 4.7Mbps. The upload rate wiped the floor with the competition with more than 3 times faster than T-Mobile, 5.8 times faster than Sprint and 8 times faster than AT&T.
When the test turned to downloading a 155MB file, Verizon once again dominated the competition with an average download rate of 4.4Mbps with Sprint and T-Mobile being a full Mbps behind. While attempting to upload a 2.7MB file Verizon averaged 1.7Mbps with only T-Mobile coming close averaging 997 Kbps. When downloading websites Verizon finished in an average of 10.2 seconds against Sprints 12.6 seconds, 14 seconds for T-Mobile and 16 seconds for AT&T.
The overall results placed the carriers in the following order:
See the full details of the test at Laptop Magazine
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